This month we take a closer look at the latest Cycliq Fly12 camera-cum-front-light, Rapha’s new Cargo shorts and Peter Sagan’s glasses sponsor 100% and its Speedcraft glasses. Giant makes an appearance too with its TCR Advanced 1, which also won our £2000 bike group test in Cycling Weekly magazine recently.
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The updated Cycliq Fly12 camera plus safety light is a brilliant bit of kit for those looking to be seen out on the road, whilst also protecting themselves with video evidence of day-to-day riding.
Commuters would suit this but equally, thanks to the sleek nature of the device, weekend rides wouldn’t be disturbed by using the Fly12.
Decent video recording along with 600 lumen output for the light is more than enough and it has a staggering 10 light modes to choose from.
100% Speedcraft glasses
Tech writer Rupert Radley makes quite a statement using the 100% Speedcraft glasses currently favoured by world road race champion, Peter Sagan.
The large lens specs provide great peripheral vision and although sit proud on the face, are not offensive when on and do a great job at venting and not misting, even whilst stopped at traffic lights on a damp day.
The 2mm thick lens protects against UV too!
Rapha Cargo shorts
Now, we may have joked about the Rapha Cargo shorts, but in all honesty, it is a great idea for those going on an adventure.
The idea is to free up the jersey choice, for maybe something slightly more casual for those long rides, and enable quick and easy access to food and ride essentials. Out the box thinking from the British brand has worked very well here.
Giant TCR Advanced 1
The Giant TCR Advanced 1 is a brilliant bike for the money. It sits under £1800 and you get full Shimano Ultegra with that.
It’s the ride, however, that is the best bit. It truly punches well above its price tag. Despite the small size and the even smaller triangles (rear stay and down tube / forks) it smooths out road buzz and feels fun and lively.
You’ll also get tubeless tyres and wheels set up on purchase, good job Giant.